New Open Work Permit for expiring PGWP holders

New Open Work Permit for expiring PGWP holders

IRCC announced a new temporary policy that will give recent international graduates with expiring temporary status an opportunity to stay in Canada longer, so that they can continue to gain work experience and have a better chance at qualifying for permanent residency. Starting in summer 2022, former international students who are in Canada and have…

Get Ready! Express Entry Draw is Resuming in Early July!

Get Ready! Express Entry Draw is Resuming in Early July!

On April 22, 2022, IRCC announced that Express Entry draws will soon resume and that invitations for candidates to apply for permanent residence will begin in early July. Travel restrictions throughout most of 2020 and 2021 delayed the processing of overseas applications, which led to an increase in the size of the processing inventory. To…

Canada will remove pre-entry test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers

Canada will remove pre-entry test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers

The Government of Canada announced that effective April 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Fully vaccinated travellers seeking to arrive in Canada before April 1, 2022, must still have a valid pre-entry test. Travellers arriving to Canada…

Canada Launched a New Atlantic Immigration Program

Canada Launched a New Atlantic Immigration Program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship launched  the permanent Atlantic Immigration Program on March 6, 2022. Candidates with a valid endorsement from an Atlantic Canadian business will now be able to submit applications for permanent residence under the new permanent program. Since 2017, participating employers have made over 9,800 job offers in key sectors, including in health…

Improving Measures for Applications

Improving Measures for Applications

Today, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has announced new measures that will help reduce wait times, improve client experience, and help modernize Canada’s immigration system. These measures build on the work already done to reduce wait times, including hiring 500 new processing staff and digitizing applications. These new measures include: Return to…